Rotary End Polio Now campaign

Three billion children vaccinated against Polio. £1.56 vaccinates a child for life

Rotary working with partners to eradicate Polio by 2019
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The Rotary Polio Plus campaign to eradicate Polio from the world is Rotary Foundation's most ambitious and enduring campaign and part of the largest public health intervention in history

Led by Unicef the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was initiated in 1985 to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations and is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners:

- The World Health Organization (WHO)

- Rotary International

- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide

In 1985 there were 125 countries where polio was endemic and 365,000 cases of polio were reported every year

By 2016 the virus is found only in three countries Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Rotary and its partners continue to work towards eradicating polio from the world

99% of the world's children have been vaccinated against Polio. The last 1% of all children in the world are the hardest to reach.

HELP US to reach our goal of eradicating Polio by 2019

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